DC: How did your experience as a CCA graduate student affect your art and career path, and what do you recommend for aspiring artists interested in these types of graduate programs?
Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by Jim Norrena
According to a comprehensive, two-month study of over 200 fashion design programs, Fashion-Schools.org ranks California College of the Arts tenth among its list of top 75 fashion design schools in the United States for its undergraduate Fashion Design Program!
Also impressive is the fact CCA ranks second among the top 10 fashion schools on the West Coast!
How CCA Was Ranked
The organization consists of seven persons -- writers, designers, developers, and researchers. The end goal is to make the site the most authoritative and comprehensive online resource for aspiring fashion industry professionals.
Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 by Allison Byers
Hong began his film career at Chungang University in Korea, before moving to the States where he received his Bachelor’s degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts and his Master’s from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hong made his official directorial debut at age 35 with “The Day a Pig Fell into a Well” in 1996. That same year he won five awards, including three for best new director.
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Jim Norrena
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design announced in April that Hilary Sanders and Michael Esteban, two recent Jewelry / Metal Arts alumni, both were awarded a 2013 Windgate Fellowship, bringing to five the total number to date of Windgate Fellowships awarded to CCA students since the award's inception.
The fellowship selection process presents a “rare opportunity to survey the best and brightest emerging makers in the field of craft.” It also gives these emerging artists both the validation and financial resources to pursue their dreams.
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Anesta Iwan
Anesta Iwan and her Lowell High School professor Julian Pollak
At first there was one, then a second, a third, a fourth, and eventually a fifth and a sixth and so on. . . . There is a chain of us "Lowellites" (graduates from Lowell High School in San Francisco) who very decisively moved on to CCA right after high school. I was the fourth.
Soon after I gave up my fantasy of becoming an astronaut back in fifth grade, I quickly took an interest in architecture. This was back in 2001, around the time when the Sims game was developed and got popular. I had watched my cousin play it online (I can only imagine how irritating it must have been with the old dial-up connection!) and remember getting so engrossed in designing the houses -- far more than in the social aspects of the game.
Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Rachel Walther
When you first enter Enlightenment Room (2008), an immersive environment artwork by Jewelry / Metal Arts faculty member Nick Dong, nothing happens. You walk down a short, mirrored corridor in semi-darkness to a gray cushioned seat that faces the entrance.
But the moment you sit down, light begins to fill the space, and thousands of white, oval tiles glisten into view. Ethereal music fills your ears. The light brightens, and the music intensifies. This experience can last a few minutes, or a few hours, depending on how long you remain seated . . . waiting. The moment you stand, the music and lights fade out.
Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by Ace Lehner
The following undergraduate Printmaking students have been awarded the 2013 Yozo Hamaguchi Printmaking Scholarship. Each received a $3,000 tuition scholarship.
The graduate winners are Channing Morgan and Sarah Jones.
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 by Jim Norrena
"Serpentine" is a 3D clay printer prototype [photo: Future Cities Lab]
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2013 by Susannah Magers
Tim Bishop (MBA in Design Strategy 2010) works for Parallel Development, a Brooklyn-based design and fabrication studio. The five-person company specializes in collaborating with digital designers, artists, and architects to bring their visions to life.
"We develop the electrical and mechanical platforms they require for their works," Bishop explains, "The works take many forms and might have various levels of interactivity. Frequently they are custom 3D LED displays."
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Ace Lehner
Wellhole and the Rope (video still)